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MEDICARE – OVER HALF A CENTURY OF HELPING PROTECT OUR PEOPLE

Do you need Medicare?

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SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS U.S. CITIZENS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Can you get benefits if you are living outside the U.S. ?

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May’s Q and A with SSA

You have Questions we have answers

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What You Need to Know About the New Laws for Claiming Retirement Benefits

How will this change in the law affect Washington state residents?

Student loans obstruct full Social Security retirement benefits

Recent graduates – even those a decade into their careers – aren’t the only ones paying off student debt. Sixty-five to 74-year-olds as a group have a total federal student loans balance ten times greater than 25-year-olds.

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Did You Know That May Is Older Americans Month?

In May, we recognize Older Americans Month to acknowledge older Americans and their contributions to the nation.

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Why Choose A Professional Fiduciary In Washington State

Although using a family member as executor may seem like the right thing to do, consider the benefits of using a professional fiduciary.

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YOUR FINAL FOUR FROM SOCIAL SECURITY

Since 1939, March has meant one thing in the world of sports: March Madness. In this tournament, 68 college basketball teams compete through the month until only the final four teams remain. Coaches gather their teams to drive home the gravity of the moment, reminding them that they’ve worked hard and that how they respond to the pressure directly determines the outcome.

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RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA)

Will Social Security increase your payment?

Which life insurance do you need at each stage of your life?

(BPT) - Many of life’s different stages offer challenges and rewards – whether you’re starting out on your own, raising a family, focusing on your career or preparing for a rewarding retirement. However, while each life stage is unique, making sure your loved ones are cared for financially is something that needs to be addressed along the way.

Easy ways to make senior living affordable

(BPT) - Kathy Hesselgrave’s 90-year-old mother’s health declined to the point where she was no longer able to live in her home by herself. Because her mother needed help cooking and taking her medication, Hesselgrave found herself taking care of her mom, splitting the days and nights with her niece. Other family members pitched into help, too, but it became too much.

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How to build your nest egg and ensure it lasts throughout retirement

As you approach retirement, are you feeling good about your finances? Kudos to you if you feel comfortable with the amount you’ve saved.

Beware of Flashy Stock Repurchases When The Market Is on The Rise

Retail giant Bed Bath & Beyond just announced plans to buy back another $2 billion in shares, which the company will start doing after it completes its current share repurchase program. You’ve seen it before: Press releases emphasize that buybacks return value to shareholders, analysts sometimes rely on repurchases to spot a stock to write up next, and management likes to tout their focus on shareholder returns. But what’s the real story?

Kill Peter Pan: How to Make “Home” Unwelcoming In a World Where 26 Equals 18

My youngest son, who is now in his 50s, asked me what it felt like when all the children left the nest. I thought for a moment and said:

Rock Concerts, and How to Find On-Sale Stocks to Fuel a Rock-Star Retirement

Have you ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes at a rock concert? My good friend Stew is a top audio engineer—you know, the guy who wears thousand-dollar headphones and stands below the stage manning dials at rock concerts the world over. I shadowed him backstage a handful of times, and the scene was not what I thought it would be.